NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire -03/23/12)- Biotechnology stocks continue to be some of the strongest performers in the markets as favorable legislation out of Washington boosts the sector's reach. The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (IBB) is currently up more than 16 percent year to date, reflecting an uptick in investor sentiment. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Biotechnology Industry and provides equity research on Targacept Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT - News) & Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY - News). Access to the full company reports can be found at:
Earlier this month the Biotechnology Industry Organization applauded the Faster Access to Specialized Treatments (FAST) Act. According to BIO the legislation will modernize the Accelerated Approval pathway to expedite the development of modern, targeted, and personalized therapies for patients suffering from serious and life-threatening diseases.
BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood says the FAST act will speed access to innovative new therapies and cures to patients living with debilitating and life-threatening diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes and numerous rare diseases for which there is currently no treatment or cure.
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Targacept, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, design, and development of neuronal nicotinic receptors (NNR) therapeutics for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the nervous system. Targacept reported a net loss of $9.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2010.
Incyte Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary small molecule drugs for oncology and inflammation. Total revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, were $28.9 million as compared to $85.9 million for the same period in 2010.
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